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I found out how to make freestyle numeric systems.
I don't know whether people do this already, but I thought it was interesting and uncommon enough to post.
You can combine Base-2, Base-3, Base-4, etc. in any order you want.
First, pick a random string of numbers as long as you need, all between 2 and infinity.
As an example; 5, 3, 8, 7, 2.
So, to write in the base system 5, 3, 8, 7, 2.
First digit of a number is in base 5, next is base 3, and so on through the array.
So the appearance of each digit would be 0-4, 0-2, 0-7, 0-6, 0-1.
The value of each digit can be found by creating a new array like so:
5, 5*3, 5*3*8, 5*3*8*7, 5*3*8*7*2
And putting a 1 on the left.
So we get:
1, 5, 15, 120, 840, 1680.
So if I have 31051 written in base 5, 3, 8, 7, 2, the value of it can be worked out by aligning that last array with each digit:
And I've checked that this only has one way of writing each number.
I haven't checked how this would work with non-integers though.
And is this all even useful?
SCIENTISTS: 'EXTREME' SOLAR STORM HEADING TO EARTH
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/sci/entists, how fucked are we?
>WASHINGTON (AP) -- An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions, scientists say.
>It's been several years since Earth has had a solar storm of this size coming from sunspots smack in the middle of the sun, said Tom Berger, director of the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado.
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There's something about evolution I can't get my head around, I wondered if /sci/ could help clarify.
Let's say there's an animal, let's call it an Anonysaurus, this animal is preyed upon by large carnivores. Anonysaurus develops an armored shell to protect it's body from predators, we see examples of that in nature, a turtle, a pangolin, an ankylosaurus, etc.
My question is, if the armored shell is necessary for it's survival, or is at least extremely beneficial, how do the preceding generations survive long enough for that trait to evolve? I understand that evolution does is not reactionary, animals do not develop traits in response to external stimuli, but small mutations that give the animal an advantage allow it to survive longer and breed more, eventually influencing the gene pool.
These mutations are very small though, am I to believe that, in the case of the pangolin, a small mutation was enough to protect the otherwise naked animal from predators? Similarly turtles did not suddenly grow protective shells over one generation.
I could ask the same question of flight, there has to be a transitional point where an animal's arms of are no use for anything. Raptors did not grow feathers and suddenly begin jumping out of trees.
So what is it I'm not getting?
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Hi! So I started a new folder called MEGA Folder which will containg a lot of gb's of helpful files. My current folders are: Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Biology, Electronics>Electronic Components and software tutorials(.pdf, videos etc.) for photoshop cc, premiere, arduino, blender, c#, excel, powerpoint, python, sketchup, unity and word. What else folders should I add. When I finish it I will upload it and post it here.